New York Vehicle & Traffic Law

Sec. § 1153
Provisions Relating to Blind or Visually Impaired Persons


§ 1153. Provisions relating to blind or visually impaired persons.

(a)

Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this article every driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection or crosswalk shall yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing or attempting to cross the roadway when such pedestrian is accompanied by a guide dog or using a cane which is metallic or white in color or white with a red tip.

(b)

No person, unless blind or visually impaired, shall use on any street or highway a cane which is metallic or white in color or white with a red tip.

(c)

This section shall not be construed as making obligatory the employment of the use of a guide dog or of a cane or walking stick of any kind by a person blind or visually impaired.
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Dec. 13, 2016